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Silver Dollar Saloon

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1883, George King. 315 Harrison Ave.
  • Silver Dollar Saloon (Tom Noel)

An 1879 frame saloon was replaced by this two-story brick building with a bracketed metal cornice. The interior is unusually well preserved, although barn wood now hides the Italianate exterior. An oak Eastlake partition separates the old-fashioned antechamber from the main barroom. A classical cornice, frieze, beadwork, dentils, and Tuscan columns frame a diamond-dust back bar mirror. Beyond the main barroom and through swinging bat-wing doors are a dance hall and back rooms. The McMahon family, owners since 1943, have filled this 1880s interior with antiques, art, and animal trophies.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


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Thomas J. Noel, "Silver Dollar Saloon", [Leadville, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Colorado, Thomas J. Noel. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997, 364-364.

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